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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site



Treatment date
17 August 1997

Reason for treatment

Treatment proposal
Repair plaster; readhere paint flakes

Separated intonaco; friable and flaking paint

Treatment details
Intonaco readhered with 10% Vinamul 3252 (vinyl acetate,ethylene copolymer) in deionised water. Friable paint consolisated with 1% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol)/Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone). Flaking paint readhere with 5% Vinamul 3252 (vinyl acetate,ethylene copolymer) in deionised water